My Exodus: A Review

I have known Alan Chambers a long time.  I met him at the very beginning of my tenure with New Direction when he was newly the president of Exodus.  I’ve read the two previous books that Alan authored and so when my complimentary copy of My Exodus: from fear to grace arrived in the mail…

To My Former Best Friend

After we come out of the closet, we often experience strain or breakdown in some of our friendships. Sometimes we’re not even sure exactly why these friendships are fading away. Caitlyn Spence, one of the members of our Vancouver Generous Space group, wrote about one such friendship in the hauntingly beautiful piece below. We’re grateful for her permission to share it here, and we hope…

Terminology 2.0

The terms we use for minority groups are not just about political correctness. I believe they are of spiritual consequence. If we use words that dignify people’s (often painful) journey toward self-understanding and authenticity, we can actually bestow honor on them, affirm them as image-bearers of God, and show them hospitality. When we impose our…

Subversive Spirituality @ Tipping Points

To be in the world, but not of the world, requires subversive alertness.  Cultivation of a contemplative mind is crucial.  Spiritual practices and disciplines help form the virtues that guide our public engagement.  We learn to take a breath before reacting.  We recognize that our anger is a reminder of a deeper pain.  We choose…

Face2Face with David Peck

Wendy talks with David Peck on Face2Face about shame, guilt, principled pluralism and the walking wounded. She considers how many of us have been socialized to feel disgust for the other and touch on how secrets breed toxicity and ultimately cover up truth and justice.